Digital Media Summer Camp
Learn the latest digital tools, with an emphasis on mobile journalism, from “one of the nation’s boldest journalism experiments” (The New York Times). Working with CCJ faculty and professional journalists, you will:
➢ Build mobile apps
➢ Hone your writing & photography skills
➢ Improve your social media usage
➢ Try your hand at radio & video
➢ Work with professional editors & reporters from The Telegraph & Georgia Public Broadcasting
When: June 23-29, 2013. 7 days, 6 nights.
Where: Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
Who should attend: Rising 10th-12th graders with an interest in journalism and digital media.
Costs: $650 (regular), $700 (after May 10). However, most students will receive full scholarships to attend for FREE, thanks to CCJ's grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation!
What's included: Tuition, housing, food, supplies, activities, use of the CCJ Digital Media Lab as well as cameras and audio equipment.
Application: Apply online. No payment is expected until after we notify you of acceptance and scholarship decisions. We may ask for additional information to support the application (including the scholarship request).
Scholarship: Fill out the application above, then provide the following:
Email this material to email@example.com, or mail it to: Center for Collaborative Journalism, Attn: Summer Camp, 1400 Coleman Ave, Macon, GA 31207.
- A recommendation letter from one to two high school teachers or counselors. At least one publication advisor, or teacher with other exposure to your relevant skills, is preferred.
- Samples of relevant work—for example, published newspaper clips, broadcast clips, apps you've built or programming samples. If work was part of a group project, clearly state what you did.
Deadlines: Regular deadline is May 10. Late deadline is May 31; no applications will be accepted after May 31. All scholarship applications must be submitted by May 10. Space is limited, and we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early to maximize your chances of getting accepted and winning a scholarship.
What to bring: A great attitude and a strong work ethic; clothes and toiletries for six days, including clothes appropriate for indoor and outdoor activities in the Georgia summer (a swimming pool is available). Optional: spending money for optional activities, snacks, etc.; an external hard drive. You are welcome to bring your own laptop and equipment; however, CCJ is not responsible for your belongings, and our production software is only available on lab computers.
Expectations: We and your classmates depend upon your full participation. You will need to attend (physically and mentally) all classes and sessions. Missing classes or showing up late repeatedly may result in your being dropped from the program. Complete your assignments on time and seek help when it's needed. Journalists must meet deadlines; so must you. Be professional and respectful. Obey instructors, counselors and other staff; rules are there for the safety and benefit of you and your classmates. Failure to follow rules and exercise basic courtesy may result in your dismissal from the program. Have fun and learn.